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Disruptiveness matters

Favstar is a web app that provides ranking on the most successful tweets worldwide and in history (well, the relative recent history of social media). Yesterday, after Ellen Degeners tweeted an awesome selfie with Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o (and her date, her brother Junior), Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep and Jared Leto (or his eye, at least) — plus Ellen herself, of course, I went to check how this tweet scored in this ranking.

No surprise. It was the most retweeted and favourited tweet ever with over 2.4 million retweets and 1.2 million favs.

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Previously, Barack Obama’s election-night photo of him embracing Michelle, which has been retweeted over 778,000 times, was the most-retweeted tweet of all time; it took less than an hour for Ellen’s to beat his record and hit over 1.2 million retweets on this photo.

In her own words? This selfie is thoroughly #blessed.

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